Project History

Solo Kota Kita is developing tools for neighborhood advocacy and citizen planning in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, Indonesia. The initiative began in March 2009 as a pilot project.
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Methodology

Solo Kota Kita combines a decentralized survey approach with simple technology to illustrate the assets and issues in each of Solo’s neighborhoods. The process has four steps – 1) data collection, 2) mapping, 3) analysis, and 4) distribution.
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Project Contributors

Solo Kota Kita brings together designers, urban planners, NGO-workers, and architecture students from around the world who share a common interest in the development of neighborhoods and growth of cities.
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Students and Volunteerism

Design students have played an important role in Solo Kota Kita since the beginning of the initiative – from gathering data to making the drawings in the mini atlases. Here’s what a few of the dozens of students who have been involved have to say about the role of volunteering in their design education.
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Project Funders and Supporters

Solo Kota Kita is made possible by grants from the Ford Foundation, USAID / SERASI and UN HABITAT and the support of Mayor Joko Widodo and the Government of Surakarta.
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